March Meeting: Lightning Talks at Finn Partners

Lightning Talks! The idea is simple: come give a 5-10 minute talk on any subject. If you’re just working on your public speaking, or if you’re getting a talk ready for a conference proposal, this is a great way to practice the core elements of a talk and get ready for conference proposals!

You don’t have to talk to attend, but it’s a good way to get some practice and have some fun.

We’re being hosted by Finn Partners, for which we are thankful! The building is an ID Check building, so please do bring photo

After the Lightning Talks, we’ll head out in search of some food and fellowship. See you there!

Nearest Metro: Farragut North (Red Line), Farragut West (Silver/Blue/Orange Lines)
Parking: Street Parking or nearby garages

August Meeting Notes: APFS

Session Notes: August Learning Session

Storing our Digital Lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS

Rich Trouton, HHMI

MFS – Macintosh File System

Once upon a time: Macintosh File System.

Introduced resource forks:
* Graphical data stored on disks (floppy)
* Enabled easier localization through multiple language objectst inside a fork.
* Simplified application distro.

Stored metadata needed to support the OS.
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August Meetup: APFS at National Geographic

Join us for our August Meetup at National Geographic on Saturday, August 13th at 12:00pm! We’ll be talking about filesystems and Apple’s forthcoming APFS with Rich Trouton from HHMI. For legal reasons, we will NOT be livestreaming or recording this talk. You must be present to win, no purchase necessary.

After the talk, we’ll have free tickets to see National Geographic’s The Greeks exhibit (or, if you’d like, you can give tickets to your family while you listen to Rich’s talk!), and for those not interested in the exhibit, we’ll find some lunch nearby. Please RSVP separately for Museum tickets so we know how many we need.

Storing our digital lives: Mac filesystems from MFS to APFS

For as long as Mac users have been creating and saving files, there have been Apple-built filesystems to store those files. Apple’s announcement of the new Apple File System (APFS) marks only the fourth time in 32 years which Apple has made the transition to a new file system, so let’s look back at the filesystems of yesterday, examine what’s being used today and look forward to what we’ll all be using tomorrow:

This session will cover:

  • An overview of MFS and HFS, two now-retired Apple filesystems
  • An examination of HFS+, the Apple filesystem in use today
  • An introduction to Apple File System (APFS)
  • Discuss why APFS is being created
  • The new features of APFS
  • The current state of APFS development